Posts Tagged ‘gender issues’

  • College Graduation and human capital

    The Revolution That Grandma Started

    Jan 20, 14 • 607 Views • No Comments

    The NYC Miss Subways competition was about a lot more than pretty “girls” (as they were called). To become Miss Subways for a month, applicants had to submit a picture to the John Robert Powers Agency. From perhaps 1000 applicants, 25 were chosen...  [read more]

  • Saudi Arabian Working Women

    Gender Issues: Saudi Working Women

    Dec 30, 13 • 484 Views • No Comments

    What a difference a job makes! In Saudi Arabia, although many women still need a man’s “yes,” for most major and minor decisions ranging from marrying to mall shopping, a recent decree from King Abdullah opened some professional doors. For...  [read more]

  • women's history housekeeping

    The Reason Female Scientists Do Housework

    Dec 9, 13 • 410 Views • No Comments

    Nobel laureate Carol W. Greider was doing the wash when her early morning call came from Stockholm. A study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared unpaid household work in 29 countries. Predictably, they concluded that...  [read more]

  • women's history housekeeping

    Advice From 1960s Women’s Magazines

    Dec 2, 13 • 570 Views • No Comments

    During the 1970s, Virginia Slims ads first told us, “You’ve come a long way baby” and a L’Oréal woman said, “I use the most expensive hair color in the world. Preference, by L’Oréal. It’s not that I care about...  [read more]

  • Human capital and Prop 8

    A New Reason to Marry

    Nov 25, 13 • 389 Views • No Comments

    Traditionally, marriage has been about specialization and “production complementarities.” With the husband in the labor force and the wife at home, their division of labor resembled a small factory. He supplied the income and she was the...  [read more]